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Top of the table Manchester United travel to West London to take on a side Fulham side currently in the bottom three.

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The Red Devils come into this game off the back of picking up a point in their goalless draw at Anfield, a point which United will be the happier with despite having the biggest chances of the game. Three points at Craven Cottage will secure United’s top spot at the halfway point of the season, something that looked unthinkable as recent as a month ago.

Fulham were unlucky in their previous game as they fought well in a one-nil loss against their bitter rivals, Chelsea. A late Mason Mount winner decided the match, a game that got away from Fulham after the dismissal of Antonee Robinson.

Fulham are currently on a seven-game winless streak but will be no pushovers with points against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in that time. They will need to rediscover their goal scoring touch if they are to beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who have now gone over a year without losing a league away match.

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Team News:

Scott Parker will be without the suspended Robinson and Bobby Decordova-Reid. Tom Cairney, Mario Lemina and Terence Kongolo are all out. Aleksandr Mitrovic will be available after injury, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is back after sitting out the previous game against his parent club.

Solskjaer has a relatively clean bill of health with just Brandon Williams, Phil Jones, and Marcos Rojo injured. United face Liverpool again on the weekend, this time in the FA Cup, and may shuffle the pack, potentially giving starts to Donny Van De Beek, Mason Greenwood and Alex Telles.

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Previous Meetings:

Fulham 1-3 Manchester United                 11/13

Manchester United 2-2 Fulham                  02/14

Manchester United 4-1 Fulham                  12/18

Fulham 0-3 Manchester United                 01/19

Sub-Edited by Ciaran Coyle

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